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Introduction
LTPD Pathway
Functional Screening
Anatomical Adaptation
Game Demands
Conditioning for Rugby
Periodisation in Rugby
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Questions

Defining speed

Overview

In Rugby, speed is the ability to execute the many and varied patterns of play and skills and activities of the game with the most effective speed. Speed is the ability to move fast both with and without the ball, take up positions quickly, anticipate, react and get to the ball, opposition and support position as fast as possible. It also includes the ability to react and respond quickly. Even though speed is significantly innate or genetic, it is possible to coach and develop all elements of speed.